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Scooter!: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story Hardcover – November 15, 2019 by Tommy Thomason (Author)

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What about chapter 1? Comprehensive design evolution? alternative designs? competitive designs from other manufacturers?
 

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What about chapter 1? Comprehensive design evolution? alternative designs? competitive designs from other manufacturers?
The A4D was a sole-source procurement, so strictly speaking there were no competitive proposals. Chapter 1 does address its design evolution. Chapter 3 discusses a subsequent attempt by Grumman to replace the A4D with an F11F variant and BuAer's funding of an attack version of the FJ-4 as a production alternative when Douglas appeared to be non responsive to its concerns about A4D shortcomings. Chapter 7 describes the subsequent jet attack competition that resulted in the A-7 rather than a competing A-4 derivative.
 
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